Local government in the City of White Rock is provided by one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors. Members of Council are elected for four-year terms by the citizens of White Rock.
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On October 20, 2022, Megan Knight was elected to her first term as Mayor of White Rock.
Previously, Mayor Knight served as a White Rock Councillor from 2014 to 2018.
Councillor Chesney was re-elected for a third term for White Rock City Council in 2022.
Councillor Cheung is a first term Councillor for the City of White Rock, having first been elected in 2022.
Councillor Klassen is a first term Councillor for the City of White Rock, having been elected to office in 2022.
Councillor Lawrence is a third term Councillor, having previously been elected in 2012 to 2014 and 2014 to 2018.
The main functions of a municipal council are to look after the current and future economic, social and environmental well being of its community. Council’s primary duties are to create administrative policy, adopt bylaws on matters delegated to local government through the Local Government Act and other Provincial statutes to protect the public, and to collect taxes for those purposes.
Council also acquires, manages, and disposes of the City’s assets. Council’s vision sets a course of action, and charts goals that are accomplished by municipal staff under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer.
Under the Community Charter and Local Government Act, municipalities and regional districts have broad authority to provide services that their respective municipal councils or regional district boards consider necessary or desirable. Services may be varied both in size and type, for example, water and wastewater management, garbage disposal, recreational facilities or economic development. (Local Government Powers & Services)